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aggravate
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Heart of Darkness
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aggravate
Used in
Heart of Darkness
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  • It was just robbery with violence, aggravated murder on a great scale, and men going at it blind—as is very proper for those who tackle a darkness.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He had the power to charm or frighten rudimentary souls into an aggravated witch-dance in his honor; he could also fill the small souls of the pilgrims with bitter misgivings: he had one devoted friend at least, and he had conquered one soul in the world that was neither rudimentary nor tainted with self-seeking.  (not reviewed by editor)

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